… hopes for a move to Europe, play for Super Eagles
Adamawa United attacking midfielder and captain, Tunde Adams has revealed his frustration playing in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
He further said he desires to play in Europe to boost his chances to play for the Super Eagles in a chat with The SportsBay.com
“Playing in the local league is really frustrating. Talking about salaries, means of traveling to match venues. Sincerely it’s frustrating. Even in this time of lockdown, some NPFL players can’t even feed themselves not to talk of giving to others.
“Some clubs don’t even pay up to the stipulated amount League Management Company mandated. So it’s really frustrating, some players can’t even boast of 100k after the season because most clubs don’t even pay. Some clubs will owe players 5 months but will end up paying 1 month,” he said.
Adams who at a time was invited to the u-23 team blamed his inability to get into the team on corruption and politics in the NFF.
“I was once with the Under 23 team in 2016. I was invited by Fatai Amoo who was very much interested in me to play against the team with the hope of making the grade.
“I played a match against the team and boom, some foreign players showed up and I was asked to leave alongside some other players. You know the politics involved in Nigerian football. I don’t want to talk about it,” he said.
He has also expressed his desire to play for the Super Eagles and believes a move to Europe will afford him that opportunity.
I don’t have any special club in mind but I’ll love to start in the Belgian league because I believe it will help me to settle for big clubs. As a starter and African, I just believe Belgian league will be a good place to start in Europe. One can easily adapt to the European football. I believe playing in Europe will give me the opportunity to play for the Super Eagles.
It will be noted that Adams began his career at Werder Bremen in Germany as a teenager but it didn’t work out so he came back and joined First bank FC in Lagos.
He later signed for TEAP FC in Abuja another NNL side before joining Spotlights FC which is now known as Katsina United. He has also played for Supreme Court FC in Abuja and left midseason to Adamawa United.
Last year, he played for Crown FC of Ogbomoso before coming back to Adamawa United in the NPFL this season where he is till date.